Seattle’s 45th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, the country’s largest community-powered arts and culture Festival is this weekend! Beginning Friday, Northwest Folklife creates opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Folklife Festival is the non-profit’s signature event, featuring over 5,000 performers from over 65 different cultural communities that help to make up the Northwest’s arts-rich landscape.
This coming weekend, throngs of enthusiastic hippies and hipsters will converge on the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA for the 2011 Sasquatch! Music Festival. This four-day extravaganza has entertained Gorge audiences over Memorial Day weekend for the past decade, and the list of previous performers reads like a veritable who’s who of post-millennium indie rock, hip-hop, electronic and comedy favorites.